Sherman, Mark

City Hall, 2007CD
Instrument: Vibes

Issue: 13.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Vibraphonist Mark Sherman led his band through ten mostly original tunes. Allen Farnham (p), Dean Johnson (b), Tim Horner (d) and Joe Magnarelli (t) are the accompanying musicians and they play strong as does guest artist Chembo Corniel (congas) on “Wapango”, a Latin based tuned with strong percussive accents. “A New Blue” serves as a platform for each of the team to solo and it swings. The sweeping tunes like “Fantasize” and “Lazy Autumn” make this a refreshing and pleasant listening experience. Our favorite was “Symmetrical” with great solos by both Mark and Joe and well as a combined lead line. It’s worthy of repeated listening.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz